At the risk of coming across all fiercely Irish, I think a little acknowledgement on this our National Break Lent Day is only proper.
So, best of Irish music/literature/film/other? Cad a cheapann sibh?
- A Film With Me in It - possibly the closest I've come to being ejected from my cinema seat with laughter.
- The Coronas - aw sure God loooovve them!
- Once - I'm not a huge Glen Hansard fan, but am a sucker for sad endings.
- Dylan Moran
- Patrick Kavanagh - he was a cynical ole coot but his poetry can be quite...affecting...
- Graham Norton
- Ryan Tubridy
- The Blizzards
- Father Ted
- Pete Doherty
- Expressions such as 'langer', 'eejit', 'gall (English person, not bladder)', 'scant'.
- Dara O'Briain
- Potatoes. There I've said it. But not floury one *squirm*
- Bob Geldof
- Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon. Sorry Ringo. No Starkeys here
- "Cá Bhfuil Mo Dheinims dubha, agus M'Umbro Top?". Possibly the funniest quote from the irish aurals AND a group of facebook now. RESPEC!
- Daniel Day-Lewis..yes his family are psychos and he "saw" his father while playing Hamlet, but this guy is just on another level. In a good way.
- Oscar Wilde. Because he is just..unreall. Also because Stephen Fry is/played him in a biopic
- Cillian Murphy..for obvious reasons
- Bram Stoker. Called English a LOT (I'm looking at you, Kinks!)
- Maebh "And then I fucked him" Higgins.
- NOEL GALLAGHERRR
What have I forgotten? Show the love for the arts in Ireland if the government won't. Cough.
Bain taitneamh as Lá 'le Pádraig :D